Before Season 3 of Netflix’s teen-targeted suicide drama, 13 Reasons Why, is released on August 23, the Parents Television Council has appealed to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to end the series and cease its continued distribution.
PTC President Tim Winter wrote to Hastings, attaching the signatures...Read more →
The Parents Television Council released a new study, “Not for Kids Anymore,” that found broadcast TV shows based on child-beloved comic book characters are not safe for kids to watch.
The study’s author, Dr. Christopher Gildemeister, Head of Research Operations for...Read more →
If you go to Netflix and browse through the TV Shows on tap, you’ll typically see a number of subgroups designed to help the user quickly identify and locate programming that might suit their mood at the moment or their tastes more broadly.
Those categories...Read more →
Streaming video is rapidly displacing traditional over-the-air broadcast and Pay TV in American homes. Seven in ten U.S. households (69%) now access streaming video on demand (SVOD) via Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
Americans streamed 42 billion hours of Netflix in 2015, accounting...Read more →
When is it appropriate to joke about the sexual assault of a teenage girl? The answer, of course, is “never.”Read more →
We know that children are influenced by what they see on TV and in the movies. Sometimes this is for the good; but reality – and scientific research – proves that children can be negatively influenced, even harmed, by the media they consume.
Parents have...Read more →
The most recent episode of Fox’s Star Trek parody series, The Orville, did something you rarely see on television these days — and even more rarely on television comedies: It told the truth about pornography.Read more →
Recent studies of intelligence and neuroscience can aid parents in nurturing their children.Read more →
Why does the Parents Television Council research and write the studies it does?Read more →
It’s a question rarely asked, but one that deserves an answer.
Netflix’s Big Mouth – the animated series that sexualizes children in incredibly sick and disturbing ways — might be the filthiest thing… anywhere. And the creators and writers know it....Read more →
This family-inappropriate comedy inadvertently reveals Hollywood’s rampant hypocrisy. Read more →
In the year since Fox Broadcasting’s “The Mick” debuted, it has proven to be a one-trick pony, falling back on the same hackneyed gag of having the children in the show saying and doing grossly inappropriate...Read more →
Cable’s “First Network for Men” is no more.Read more →
The hit HBO series Game of Thrones returned for its seventh season on July 16thRead more →
The Parents Television Council is calling on concerned citizens to file FCC Broadcast Indecency complaints regarding this week’s episode of Fox Broadcasting’s “The Mick.” Read more →
A recent study shows malign effects of sex in media.
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Science shows the influence of TV sex on children.Read more →
Different channels rate similar content differently. Shouldn’t the ratings be consistent?Read more →
Another sitcom about the horrors of suburban life.Read more →
Take Action Now to Tell These Sponsors to Stop Underwriting Filth
VH1’s sleazy reality dating show Dating Naked aired again last night, but MOST of the advertisers we contacted after last week’s season premiere did NOT return...Read more →
The Parents Television Council is issuing an urgent call of caution to parents that a sexually-explicit, teen-targeted program called “Dating Naked” will be airing on the teen-targeted VH1 basic cable network. Additionally, the PTC has contacted corporate sponsors...Read more →
Movies based on some of the most popular comic book heroes are not for kids…a fact which should be of concern to parents.Read more →
Discovery Channel’s “blur editor” details the rigors of the job.Read more →
One woman’s heartfelt letter to Madison Avenue. Read more →
The annual broadcast of the Academy Awards is one of the most highly anticipated televised events of the year. In what is usually the second-most-watched broadcast every year (second only to the Super Bowl), viewers tune-in to see a lavish Hollywood...Read more →